21 C
Abuja
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Mike Tyson offered Zookeeper $10,000 to allow him fight a gorilla

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, recently claimed that he tried to pay a zookeeper $10,000 to let him fight a silverback gorilla.

Tyson says that he made the offer in 1986 when he was touring a zoo in New York, at the time he told the zookeeper he wanted to “smash the silverback’s snotbox,” the Daily Mailreported.

The boxer said that he was incensed when he thought he saw the gorilla “bullying” other animals in the zoo enclosure.

“When we got to the gorilla cage there was one big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas,” Tyson said. “They were so powerful, but their eyes were like an innocent infant,” he added.

“I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let me smash that silverback’s snotbox! He declined,” Tyson added.

Lately, the controversial 52-year-old fighter has been spending his days running a marijuana business in California.

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Latest News

Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regions

Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia’s Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more...

Botswana teenager charged for likening First lady to a comedian

A Botswana teenager has been charged with likening the First Lady, Neo Masisi to a local comedian called William Motsetserepa in a Facebook post,...

Liberia and Ivory Coast sign MOU to promote trade

The Governments of Liberia and Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help promote trade and economic cooperation between the two...

Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...

Mali solders suffer heavy casualty again; 24 killed, 29 injured

Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and 29 wounded when militants attacked a patrol in northern Mali on Monday, a spokesman for the army has...

Niger’s Hama Amadou returns to jail ahead of 2020 presidential bid

Niger’s main opposition leader Hama Amadou is back behind bars after returning home from three years exile in France with the intention of completing...

UN envoy berates foreign interference after air strikes on Libya factory

The UN's Libya envoy pleaded with foreign actors to honor an arms embargo on the conflict-torn country as he said an attack on a...

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -
%d bloggers like this: